Since its inception, the University Honors Program has offered high-achieving, motivated students opportunities to study and explore the world around them with classes and co-curricular activities designed especially for them. Through these opportunities, Honors students have built a strong community of scholars who together share a college experience and contribute to the university with their own ideas and efforts. I am proud to serve as the director for a program that serves such tremendous individuals.
The current academic year will be an exciting one for CSUSB’s University Honors Program and our exceptional community of students, staff, and faculty. Having last year redesigned the curriculum for the anticipated conversion to semesters, this year we have opened an Honors-dedicated facility in CSUSB's brand new residence facility, Coyote Village. We are now teaching our classes, hosting events, and advising students in that space. In addition, this year we opened the University Honors Program Living-Learning Community, just one floor above the new Honors facility. That program houses students and will provide them with supplemental programming to deepen their college and Honors Program experience.
In the meantime, this year the Honors Program will have another exciting year. We welcome our largest freshman class ever and are eager to continue building a strong community of students, faculty, and staff with them. With our first year under our belts, the new leadership team has planned a year of activities that include a fall retreat for the Honors community, excursions to area historical, cultural, and scientific sites.
All this, in addition to our community service work, the spark of learning in our courses, and the laughter in the Honors space, stands to make this our best year yet! At least until next year....
Dr. David W. Marshall, Director